On behalf of the NABBA Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that the 2017 & 2018 NABBA Championships will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
We have locked in the dates for the next two years as follows:
March 10-11, 2017
April 6-7, 2018
We have received overwhelming support from local entities in Fort Wayne, including Visit Fort Wayne, The Historic Embassy Theatre, The Grand Wayne Convention Center, and, of course, the local NABBA member band Old Crown Brass Band. We are grateful for all the groundwork they have laid that will continue to make our contest weekends a success in Fort Wayne.
We would also like to thank Sweetwater Sound and Mynett Music for their very generous sponsorship. They pledged support for the NABBA Championships for 2016, 2017, and 2018, as well as continuing to supply our much-needed percussion equipment for the weekend. If you have a chance, please support these companies throughout the year, and make sure to stop by their booth this year in the NABBA Vendor Area.
I look forward to seeing you in Fort Wayne in April…and in 2017 and 2018!
Randi L. Bulla
North American Brass Band Association